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College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physics and Engineering

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Scanlin (Chair), Atwood, DeGoede, Estrada, Gravé, Hager, Read-Daily, Stuckey, Wunderlich

For more information, please visit the Department’s website or check your course syllabi, which are available through the course instructor or at the High Library.

The Department of Physics and Engineering’s principal goal is to prepare graduating students to compete successfully for desired professional positions or to be accepted into highly selective graduate programs. This is achieved by challenging our students with a significant and complete education in engineering and the sciences within a close-knit, safe and personal environment, integrated by the rich atmosphere and liberal arts curriculum of the College. Our programs are born of a sense of cooperation between professors and students, and between student peers. In our cooperative environment, we motivate students to become increasingly self-aware, independent thinkers and to develop teamwork and communication skills. While technical and scientific competence is the bedrock of our students’ competitiveness, students also develop distinctive traits of caring and collaboration, which are becoming increasingly important in a world striving for meaning, harmony and peace. The knowledge, skills and character development attained by our students yield a sense of self-assurance founded in professional success and personal fulfillment.

Majors Offered

The Department of Physics and Engineering offers majors in Engineering , Computer Engineering , Industrial Engineering Management , Physics  and Secondary Education in Physics  (Physics Education). The Department also has a cooperative 3+2 Engineering Program  in which students study for three years at Elizabethtown College and then complete two additional years, normally at the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. In addition, the Department participates in the General Science Education program .

Minor Offered

The Department of Physics and Engineering offers a Physics minor . The Department also participates in the General Science Minor .

Honors in the Discipline

The Department of Physics and Engineering participates in the College Honors in the Discipline Program. For guidelines, students should consult the Department Chair.

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